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• “Upon the assumption of Nazi power in 1933 Mann, on a speaking tour out of Germany,
exiled himself knowing that he would likely be put into prison or a concentration camp.
His diaries remained in his Munich house. During the second World War he worried
about their possible discovery by the Nazis and instructed his son Golo to retrieve them—
wrapped in canvas, tied, sealed with wax, and hidden under floor boards in the house. His
instructions to Golo included, ‘Do not read them.’” (Cullander 31)
• “Mann ordered that his diaries not be opened until twenty